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Left 4 Dead 2 demo 4 a short time?

November 3, 2009

The demo for Valve’s upcoming Left 4 Dead 2 is now available to everyone on Steam, after a while spent restricted to pre-order customers only. After the original Left 4 Dead demo’s limited run of availability it seems likely that the demo will go down when the game launches on November 18th, although Valve haven’t yet made an official statement. Shutting off the Left 4 Dead 1 demo didn’t seem to negatively affect the popularity of the multi-million-selling shooter, positive word of mouth recommendations apparently counting for more than a chance to sample the game and make sure it runs well.

In an unprecedented case of actual journalism, GDR have contacted Valve for comment. The Left 4 Dead 2 demo can be downloaded from Steam.

Left 4 Dead demo – for a limited time only

November 7, 2008

Valve have released the demo for their upcoming co-operative zombie survival FPS Left 4 Dead to pre-order customers, and according to 1UP will be opening it to everyone from the 11th November. Unusually, the demo’s multiplayer mode will be shut off when the game releases on the 18th, giving most players just one week to try it out. We’ll see if this experiment to prevent people sticking with the demo indefinitely causes grief or goes by without complaint; the reaction to the absence of multiplayer in the Multiwinia demo recently caused developers Introversion to relent and release a new online-enabled edition. It’s worth remembering that Valve typically have occasional free weekends for their multiplayer shooters, so other opportunities to evaluate the game should come up.

The Left 4 Dead demo is available on Steam, and the new Multiwinia demo can be downloaded from Introversion. We reviewed the original demo earlier, and found it interesting if not very deep.